Finds of the Week: Five hidden Google games / Use Paste on sites that block it / 100 University libraries you can use / Analyze internet outages


Finds of the WeekFinds of the Week is a list of web sites I've come across lately that are interesting, fun, or useful (or all three). I hope you enjoy them. -Rhiannon 

5 Hidden Google Games You Can Play When You Are Bored
Here's a handful of hidden games you can play using Google Search. A few a oldies but goodies. Find out how to play T-Rex Run (requires Google Chrome browser, though the rest ran fine in Firefox for me), Zerg Rush, Pac-Man, Snake, and Breakout. Note that Breakout has to utlilize Google Image Search. A little fun throwback when you have some time on your hands.

How to Enable Pasting Text on Sites That Block It
Some sites block the ability to paste items from the Windows clipboard. This can be quite frustrating in many cases, but particularly if you use long passwords with a mix of characters and upper and lower case. This article has directions on how to bypass this in Firefox and Chrome. If you use Opera, see How to Install Chrome Extensions in Opera.

100 Extensive University Libraries from Around the World that Anyone Can Access
Looking to do a little research? Anyone can access these University libraries. The libraries are in these categories: digital,, international, texts, medical, legal, religious, academic, specialized, American, and International. You'll find some well known Universities on the list, like Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Cambridge, Oxford, and more in the various categories.

Outage Analyzer
This site tracks internet outages in real time around the world. In addition to listing current web service outages, it lists business sites that are impacted, total number of sites impacted, top open outages and regional impacts. The site also lists how many outages there are in each country. You can check what sites are impacted by clicking any country listed, while clicking on a country in the map at the top of the page brings up a larger map with outage hotspots highlighted as red dots. Clicking on a red dot brings up more information about an outage. This isn't a site that checks if an individual website is down, such as Down for Everyone or Just Me - it tracks outages around the globe.

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